The Cause of Overwhelm
Rachelle Disbennet-Lee, PhD.
of the biggest complaints I hear as a coach is that there is simply
too much to do. I sometimes feel this way myself. However, I know
the cause of it. Me! Overwhelm is caused by too much to do, and
too much to do is caused by overbooking and over-committing. If
you dont want to be overwhelmed, dont take on too
much to do.
of the biggest mistakes people make is saying yes to everything
without evaluating how it all works together. My analogy for this
is going to a buffet and piling food on your plate without giving
any consideration to how you will eat it all. This doesnt
mean you have to start saying no to everything and do nothing.
You can do everything, just not at one time. Life is about balance.
Say yes to only what you want to do right now, keep a list of
things you might want to do in the future, and be sure to build
space into your life. You truly dont have to be doing something
every minute of the day.
into the habit of saying no. This may sound radical, but most
people say yes without thinking and this tendency is the major
cause of overwhelm. Try saying no without thinking. You can always
change your mind later if you want. It is much easier to go back
to someone and say, I have given this some thought and I
would like to (fill in the blank). It will be a nice surprise
for the other person and you will be committing to something you
have thought about and really want to do.
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© Coach Rachelle Disbennett Lee, PhD, 2007